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Carlo Coppola

Director, Nordion’s Gamma Centre of Excellence

Carlo has over 16 years of experience working with radiation and sterilization.
Carlo oversees Nordion’s Gamma Centre of Excellence. He has worked on multiple collaborations involving radiation processing—from medical devices to food packaging. Carlo is a member of ASTM.
 
 

Emily Craven

P.Eng, Marketing Manager, Gamma Technologies

Emily has 15 years of experience in the field of radiation processing of medical devices. 
Emily represents Nordion on the Radiation Sterilization working group of the American Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), on the ASTM Committee E61 Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications as sub-committee chair for Education and Outreach, and represents Canada on the Radiation Sterilization working group of ISO TC198. Emily holds a B.Sc.Eng. Engineering Physics from Queen’s University.
 
Fatima Hasanain 

Fatima Hasanain

MSc. Polymer Materials Specialist, Gamma Technologies

Fatima has a variety of expertise in radiation effects on polymer materials, pharmaceuticals and gamma sterilization.
Fatima is the Technical Manager of the Dosimetry lab at Nordion and a member in the ASTM Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications Subcommittee. She is also a member in the American Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and Parenteral Drug Association (PDA). Fatima has publications in various peer reviewed journals including the Radiation Physics and Chemistry, PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Polymer, and Dyes and Pigments. Fatima holds a Masters degree in Organic and Polymer Chemistry and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology both from Carleton University.
 
 

Chris Howard

PhD, Radiation Physicist, Gamma Technologies

Chris has over 13 years of experience studying and applying radiation physics in academic and industrial applications.
Chris supports gamma technologies and is an expert at radiation physics and mathematical modeling. He is also a member on the ASTM E61 Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications sub-committee, and a member of ISO TC85 and WG3. Chris holds an MSc degree from Queen’s University and a PhD from the University of Alberta.
 
 

Tom Wasiak

P.Eng, MSc. Biomedical Engineering, Technical Authority for Sealed Sources

Tom is Nordion’s technical expert for sealed sources. This includes their design, testing, certification, fabrication, use, recycling and disposal. Tom is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of radioactive sources, biomedical engineering, medical devices and self-contained irradiators. Tom is a an active member and co-convener of the “Sealed Sources” working group (WG11) on the International Standards Organization’s Technical Committee on “Nuclear energy, nuclear technology and radiological protection” (TC 085). Tom holds a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland.
 
Richard A. Wiens 

Richard A. Wiens 

P.Eng, CPIM, Director, Strategic Supply, Gamma Technologies

Richard holds more than 20 years of experience leveraging a unique blend of business, manufacturing and information technology.His strong communication, organizational and technical skills make him an ideal expert to answer your questions. Richard holds a BASc Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
 

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